Emily Hill

Carry on up the Zambezi

7 September 2019 9:00 am

I loved this book so much I was appalled. Why, when bookshops are stacked full of memoirs by authors who…

‘Bob Dylan? He’s like Confucius’: Cerys Matthews interviewed

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ was a Christmas classic for more than half a century until people suddenly began to worry…

Maneki-neko at the Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo. A common Japanese talisman thought to bring good luck to its owner, the ‘welcoming cat’ is often displayed in shops, restaurants and other businesses

What makes Kim Jong-il cute — and Barack Obama not?

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Ordinarily, I love books that answer questions I’ve never asked, but Simon May’s baffling book has blown my mind. The…

My ex-lover’s T-shirt can join the other tragic tat in the Museum of Broken Relationships

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I loved a man. But our affair was nasty, brutish and short. Copious weeping was my un-tart retort. All that’s…

Michael Gove is the leader the ‘leave’ campaign needs

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Lately, people only have to look at me to splurge their deepest, darkest secret. Last May, they did a terrible…

Feminism is over, the battle is won. Time to move on

24 October 2015 9:00 am

It would be easy to believe from the papers these days that women have never been more oppressed. From the…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

I write this half-naked, sucking on ice cubes, breaking off sentences to stick my head in the fridge. In the…

The teachers who (quietly) miss Michael Gove

14 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Michael Gove,’ the joke goes, ‘you either loathe him or hate him.’ According to one poll (by Ipsos Mori) the…